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Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?

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In his column in Providence JournalDavid Brussat questions why parking garages can't be designed to better compliment their surroundings. He believes that these utilitarian spaces should look like they "belong in a city," rather than resembling "a giant set of concrete shelves." He also examines cities which achieve this aim - incorporating styles from Art Deco to Neo-classical - and comes to the interesting conclusion that Richmond, Virginia is the "mecca of parking decks." You can read the full article here.

Cite:Rory Stott. "Must Parking Garages Be So Ugly?" 23 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>